Farshid Sadeghi elected Honorary Member of ASME

Farshid Sadeghi has been unanimously elected as an Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Farshid Sadeghi is the Cummins Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and has served at Purdue since 1986. He leads one of the most prominent tribology labs in the world, focusing on lubrication, friction and wear of rolling and sliding surfaces, rolling contact fatigue, and other surface science.  His commercialization work also led him to be added to the Innovators Hall of Fame by Purdue's Office of Technology Commercialization.

Honorary Membership in ASME is awarded for a lifetime of service to engineering or related fields--e.g. science, research, public service. This achievement is described as "distinguished service that contributes significantly to the attainment of the goals of the engineering profession." Sadeghi is being recognized “for the introduction and development of a novel approach in rolling contact fatigue of heavily loaded lubricated contacts through the use of continuum damage mechanics to investigate the microstructure of isotropic and anisotropic materials as stochastic sources of failure; and for a model that demonstrates excellent corroboration with open-published results.”